Minnie Doreen Blair was born November 27, 1924 to Pete and Lena (Danallanko) Wyrozub at Loyalist, Alberta. She was the eldest of four children (Minnie, Helen, Carolyn and William). She passed away February 21, 2021 at Consort, Alberta.
Mom went to school in Loyalist and then in Consort. She took her teacher training at the Calgary Normal School. She taught at Sedalia and Naco from 1943 to 1947.
Mom married our dad, William Archie Blair on September 14, 1946. She was a very hard worker and a very good cook. She loved to garden and grow dahlias, gladioli and house plants. She had a wonderful flower garden and friends would come and get plants for their flower beds. Mom always told them, “Don’t thank me for those plants, or they won’t grow!” She sold Avon for decades and I enjoyed going on drives around the countryside to deliver orders to her customers. I guess that’s why I love driving down new and different backroads! Mom was a long-time member of the Alberta Women’s Institute and Women of Unifarm. She was also a very good pianist and played for church in Naco and Sedalia. She contributed the Sedalia news to the local papers for many years. She also judged many Country Fairs.
Mom and Dad lived on the farm until 1985 when they moved to Oyen. There was a big garden spot there too! She was an avid crocheter and knitter and made sure everyone, especially children had an afghan. She’d whip out 3 or 4 dishcloths in an afternoon!
She moved to the Oyen Lodge in 2018 and enjoyed those couple of years not having to cook and clean.
Minnie is survived by her son Terry (Nancy) Blair, daughters Judy Johnson, Carol McLean, Cathy (Len) Fuss, Marion (Jim) Damiani, and Heather (Greg) Berreth, 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, sister in law Susan Wylie, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Archie, son Barry Blair, parents, brother and sisters and brother and sister in-laws.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charities of choice.
Due to Covid19 restrictions, the service is private, however the family ask you to join them in being apart of the service by watching through the livestream.
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Oyen United Church
Box 392, Oyen AB T0J2J0
Sedalia Club Hall
Box 37, Sedalia AB T0J3C0
Cop Hill Cemetery
Sedalia, Sedalia AB T0J3C0